Topic: BRAIN AGING Have you ever wondered if your forgetfulness is normal for your age? Do you ever go into a room and forget why you went in there or forgot someone’s name? This talk will cover the 10 “Warning Signs” of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnostic evaluation, and briefly cover research opportunities relating to aging and dementia. Important information will be discussed regarding Healthy Brain Aging and potentially, reversible causes of dementia. Slides, optional activities in which to participate, and publicly available resources will be included.
Speaker: Chelsea Reichert Ph.D. Dr. Reichert is a Clinical Instructor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Nathan S. Kline Institute (NKI).She completed her doctorate in Cognitive Neuroscience with a focus in memory and neuroimaging. Dr. Reichert has been a member of Dr. Nunzio Pomara’sGeriatric Psychiatry Division at NKI and involved with the Memory Education and Research Initiative Program for the last 10 years.
Topic: Eating For a Longer Life: The Link Between Nutrition and Longevity. Nutrition is a crucial factor in determining longevity with numerous studies showing that a healthy diet can significantly increase life expectancy. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, for example, can help protect against aging and age-related diseases. Moreover, following the Mind Diet can promote brain health and potentially longevity.
Speaker: Eliza Conn—Registered Dietitian at the Rockland County Office for the Aging. Eliza has a diverse background in food service, academic research, clinical practice, and community nutrition. She holds a professional chef certificate from Centro Europeu in Brazil, is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and specializes in healthy aging. Eliza received her master's degree in nutrition from Brooklyn College, where she developed expertise in evidence-based practices. With a passion for positively impacting the health of seniors through nutrition care and collaboration, Eliza is here to share her extensive knowledge and experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
Next AARP Meeting—Wednesday, May 17, 2023 12:30PM THIS MEETING WILL BE IN PERSON ONLY AT THE JCC WEST NYACK May Newsletter